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What Does an Atom Look Like?

It’s pretty different from the atom you saw in your textbooks.

Publish Date: Topic: Physics + MathPhysics & MathBrand: What the Physics?!What the Physics?!
By Greg Kestin

You’ve probably seen drawings of atoms everywhere from science textbooks to the logo for The Big Bang Theory. But the truth is much stranger than most of those images let on. So what does an atom really look like? Find out in this episode of What the Physics?!

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This project/research was supported by grant number FQXi-RFP-1822 from the Foundational Questions Institute and Fetzer Franklin Fund, a donor-advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation.